The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1

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The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1

The penultimate chapter in the Twilight saga which sees Edward (Robert Pattinson) and Bella (Kristen Stewart) finally tie the knot. While Stephenie Meyer’s Breaking Dawn book was the last in the series, it's been split into two parts for the movies - this is the first.

After their secluded honeymoon off the coast of Brazil, the newlyweds find turmoil in the form of an unexpected pregnancy. The half-human half-vampire grows at an alarming rate, with the birth threatening to end Bella’s life. Fearing the worse for their people, The Quileute and The Volturi seek to destroy the unborn being. Meanwhile, the pregnancy brings an unexpected development for Jacob (Taylor Lautner)...

2011Rating: M, for disturbing images, violence, sexuality/partial nudity and some thematic elements117 minsUSA
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Variety

Variety

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Disappointing that a story so pregnant with dramatic possibilities should wind up feeling like such an unconsummated opportunity.

0
Total Film

Total Film

press

Flat performances, dodgy plotting and rubbish talking wolves aside, this is a weirdly grim addition to the supposedly tween-friendly franchise, less fairy tale than misjudged horror show.

2.0
0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

The latest and best of the movies about a girl, her vampire and their impossible, ridiculously appealing - yes, I surrendered - love story.

0
Screen Daily

Screen Daily

press

An emotionally fraught, dramatically leaden tale...

0
Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

press

Absorbing, if somewhat slow-paced, and has without doubt the most blood-curdling scene of live childbirth in a PG-13 movie.

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

The film is like a crab cake with three or four bits of crab surrounded by loads of bland stuffing...

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

The acting's better than it's ever been, but with the best will in the world, this can't get past the fact that the story's demented.

2.0
0
A.V. Club

A.V. Club

press

It may be impossible for anyone but existing fans to take this seriously, but for the unconverted, it's still a legitimately engaging, gape-worthy nutso spectacle.

0

Sleepy

I have to say out of the other episodes this film has brought forth this was by far the most slowly paced.. I wouldn't say I am a fan of the series but the were watchable.. this movie was so ponderous, that I wondered if they would ever get to the end or depict something happening at all..

1.0
0

Okay, but bring on Part 2

A movie very rarely matches up to the book it is based on, and this holds for Breaking Dawn Part 1. The wedding was quite lovely, the birth was very messy and the wolf/vampire fight near the end was, I think, one of the highlights. The wolves "talking" didn't really work and some of the lines were pretty naff. I'm not sure if portrayal of the...

3.0
0

Review

I enjoyed this edition of the Twilight saga, it was close to the book version, considering how much detail there was in the book. When it came to the end though, I thought that it didnt seem long enough. There seemed to be a big lead up, then - the end. But I guess they have to leave something for next time. I look forward to the next movie, but will be...

4.0
0

awome

best twilight yet awsome i loved it

5.0
0

great movie

i thought this movie was great - i wasn't expecting much given the reviews but then i thought when have they given any of the twilight saga a good review? Yeah initially i thought not much of a story you know they get married, have a honeymoon and then have a baby - not so exciting on paper but i think they did well with the material (i'm sure the author...

4.0
0

could anyone take those talking wolves seriously?

although it did have parts that were better and more bearable than the others, the film had serious flaws! I mean come on, those talking wolves? that was pretty terrible. it could of (unlikely but whatever) been a 'great film moment' but it failed miserably.

1.0
0

stupid blue movie

A stupid (blue) movie, predominately produced for the sexual repressed American.

1.0
0

Loved it!

Best one in the series so far despite what most of the reviews are saying. It stuck very close to the book, which I wasn't expecting. Still a few missing pieces and some cheesy one liners and music, but in a lot of ways the book is cheesier. Overall I loved it, as a true Twilight fan should.

5.0
0

beautiful, touching - less teen more romance.

This movie is the first I did NOT at ANY given time cringe at the poor Stewardisms Kirsten seems to put into every one of her characters: 5 minute pauses to dialouge, lip biting and hair combing. For the first time I trully believed in Bella and Edwards relationship. Also another side note: TWILIGHT got the last book RIGHT. Harry Potter's final part 2 of...

5.0
0

More rant than review. Apologies..

One of the most impressive things I have seen in the cinema this year was the final chapter in the Harry Potter series, not necessarily because of the quality of the film, but rather how Warner Bros. managed to maintain the quality of the franchise over ten years and eight films. Seeing the end to a cinematic phenomenon, one which we are unlikely to see the...

2.0
0
Variety

Variety

press

Disappointing that a story so pregnant with dramatic possibilities should wind up feeling like such an unconsummated opportunity.

0
Total Film

Total Film

press

Flat performances, dodgy plotting and rubbish talking wolves aside, this is a weirdly grim addition to the supposedly tween-friendly franchise, less fairy tale than misjudged horror show.

2.0
0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

The latest and best of the movies about a girl, her vampire and their impossible, ridiculously appealing - yes, I surrendered - love story.

0
Screen Daily

Screen Daily

press

An emotionally fraught, dramatically leaden tale...

0
Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

press

Absorbing, if somewhat slow-paced, and has without doubt the most blood-curdling scene of live childbirth in a PG-13 movie.

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

The film is like a crab cake with three or four bits of crab surrounded by loads of bland stuffing...

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

The acting's better than it's ever been, but with the best will in the world, this can't get past the fact that the story's demented.

2.0
0
A.V. Club

A.V. Club

press

It may be impossible for anyone but existing fans to take this seriously, but for the unconverted, it's still a legitimately engaging, gape-worthy nutso spectacle.

0

Sleepy

I have to say out of the other episodes this film has brought forth this was by far the most slowly paced.. I wouldn't say I am a fan of the series but the were watchable.. this movie was so ponderous, that I wondered if they would ever get to the end or depict something happening at all..

1.0
0

Okay, but bring on Part 2

A movie very rarely matches up to the book it is based on, and this holds for Breaking Dawn Part 1. The wedding was quite lovely, the birth was very messy and the wolf/vampire fight near the end was, I think, one of the highlights. The wolves "talking" didn't really work and some of the lines were pretty naff. I'm not sure if portrayal of the...

3.0
0

Review

I enjoyed this edition of the Twilight saga, it was close to the book version, considering how much detail there was in the book. When it came to the end though, I thought that it didnt seem long enough. There seemed to be a big lead up, then - the end. But I guess they have to leave something for next time. I look forward to the next movie, but will be...

4.0
0

awome

best twilight yet awsome i loved it

5.0
0

great movie

i thought this movie was great - i wasn't expecting much given the reviews but then i thought when have they given any of the twilight saga a good review? Yeah initially i thought not much of a story you know they get married, have a honeymoon and then have a baby - not so exciting on paper but i think they did well with the material (i'm sure the author...

4.0
0

could anyone take those talking wolves seriously?

although it did have parts that were better and more bearable than the others, the film had serious flaws! I mean come on, those talking wolves? that was pretty terrible. it could of (unlikely but whatever) been a 'great film moment' but it failed miserably.

1.0
0

stupid blue movie

A stupid (blue) movie, predominately produced for the sexual repressed American.

1.0
0

Loved it!

Best one in the series so far despite what most of the reviews are saying. It stuck very close to the book, which I wasn't expecting. Still a few missing pieces and some cheesy one liners and music, but in a lot of ways the book is cheesier. Overall I loved it, as a true Twilight fan should.

5.0
0

beautiful, touching - less teen more romance.

This movie is the first I did NOT at ANY given time cringe at the poor Stewardisms Kirsten seems to put into every one of her characters: 5 minute pauses to dialouge, lip biting and hair combing. For the first time I trully believed in Bella and Edwards relationship. Also another side note: TWILIGHT got the last book RIGHT. Harry Potter's final part 2 of...

5.0
0

More rant than review. Apologies..

One of the most impressive things I have seen in the cinema this year was the final chapter in the Harry Potter series, not necessarily because of the quality of the film, but rather how Warner Bros. managed to maintain the quality of the franchise over ten years and eight films. Seeing the end to a cinematic phenomenon, one which we are unlikely to see...

2.0
0